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Cherry Smoothie – Loving It Vegan

This banana cherry smoothie is quick and easy and loaded with flavor and nutrition. Perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack.

Smoothie topped with cherries in two glasses.

This cherry smoothie is awesome! It’s a simple 5-ingredient recipe that tastes divine and is wonderfully satisfying.

You can use fresh or frozen cherries so even if they’re not in season this is a smoothie you can enjoy.

This is an ideal fruit smoothie for breakfast as it contains a bit of everything: healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates and will really make you feel as if you can take on the day.

And it’s so easy to make too. You just throw everything in the blender, blend it all up and within 5 minutes you’re drinking an ultimately delicious shake.

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make It:

Photo of the ingredients needed to make a cherry smoothie.

Ingredient Notes

  • Nut butter – you can really use any nut butter that you have on hand. We love almond butter and peanut butter for this shake.
  • Cherries – can be fresh or frozen.
  • Almond milk – can be replaced with any other non-dairy milk that you have on hand.
  • Dates – any kind of dates work great, but we really love medjool dates when they are available.
  • Frozen bananas – if you don’t have any frozen bananas on hand, you can make this smoothie with fresh bananas, but in that case it’s ideal if your cherries are frozen so that your smoothie is nice and cold. If both bananas and cherries are fresh, then add a few ice cubes to the blender before blending.
Overhead photo of smoothie topped with whole cherries.

How To Make A Banana Cherry Smoothie

You will find full instructions and measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a summary of the process to go along with the process photos.

  • Add almond milk to the blender followed by cherries, dates, nut butter and bananas. Blend until smooth.
Photo of the ingredients for a cherry smoothie added to the blender jug.
  • Pour out into glasses and serve immediately.
Cherry smoothie pouring from the blender jug into a glass.

Recipe Tips

Frozen bananas. These are the miracle fruit when it comes to smoothies. They create a sort of ‘ice cream’ texture to your smoothies so you feel like you’re drinking a delicious milkshake. So whenever you have extra ripe bananas on hand (after making some vegan banana bread of course), freeze them!

Peel them, break them up into pieces and place into a freezer safe container or freezer bag so that you always have frozen bananas on hand for making smoothies. If your blender is a weaker model then it’s better to break the bananas up into smaller pieces before freezing so that they will blend easier.

Blend it up and enjoy it right away. This cherry smoothie isn’t something that will keep well as the fruits will oxidize, so blend and enjoy as fresh as possible.

Cherry smoothie in a glass with a straw.

More Delicious Smoothie Recipes

  1. Mango Smoothie
  2. Watermelon Smoothie
  3. Kale Smoothie
  4. Coffee Smoothie
  5. Vegan Protein Shake
  6. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Did you make this recipe? Be sure to leave a comment and rating below!

Cherry smoothie in two glasses.

Cherry Smoothie

This banana cherry smoothie is quick and easy and loaded with flavor and nutrition. Perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack.

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Course: Beverage, Breakfast, Smoothie

Cuisine: Vegan

Diet: Vegan

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2

Calories: 351kcal

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Instructions

  • Add almond milk to the blender followed by cherries, dates, nut butter and bananas. Blend until smooth.

  • Pour out into glasses and serve immediately.

Notes

  1. Ripe bananas should be peeled, broken into quarters and frozen in freezer bags so they’re always ready for your smoothies. They usually need to freeze at least overnight to be solid enough for use.
  2. Peanut butter and almond butter are both great to use here, but any nut butter that you have on hand will work great.
  3. Blend it up and enjoy it right away. This isn’t something that will keep well as the fruits will oxidize, so blend and enjoy as fresh as possible.
  4. This recipe was first published in July 2018, it has been updated with new photos, but the recipe itself is unchanged. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serve | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 66.3g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Sodium: 145mg | Fiber: 7.9g | Sugar: 43.6g

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